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NBC
Mar 3, 2011 5:30pm PST
control of libya. >>> on the border. a rare look at the daily game of cat and mouse that the u.s. is fighting against drug smugglers. >>> "america at the crossroads." tonight why america's losing some of the best and brightest and how to keep them here. >>> and tired of it all. alarming news about a problem that impairs our economy, our health, our jobs, actually puts us in danger. health, our jobs, actually puts us in danger. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the president of the united states is now on record. the longtime libyan leader needs to leave and change must now come to libya. this is how the president put it at the white house today. >> let me just be very unambiguous about this. colonel gadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. that is good for his country. it is good for his people. it's the right thing to do. >> of course, that brings us to the question about how to do that, how to finish what the libyan uprising has started. there's growing support for a so-called no-fly zone, but the defense secretary co
CNN
Mar 4, 2011 4:00am EST
four-month high against the u.s. dollar on thursday. now coming away from that a little bit, but obviously underlying that, underpinning the euro was the central bank president. slightly caught investors offguard when he said interest rates may rise as soon as next month. people had been betting in terms of june or may. the yen at 82.44 to the dollar. >>> investors across asia seem to be focusing pretty much what's going on in the u.s. we've got that better than expected jobs number out. it was a weekly jobs number which is providing a pretty strong indicator, at least that's how it's being seen for the u.s. economy. that rally overnight. and that helped the markets pretty much across the board here in asia. all four of the key markets up by more than 1.4%. there was a weaker yen against the u.s. dollar in japan, that helped the exporters. all in all, hong kong up 1.25%, shanghai 1.3%, and australia with a 1.2% gain. >>> well, if you thought that was impressive, let's have a look at the u.s. markets. and essentially what we're looking at is the best sessions of gains so far this
CBS
Mar 4, 2011 4:30am EST
discussion, including a no-fly zone over libya. the u.s. continues to move forces closer to libya. the president authorized u.s. military aircraft to help egyptians evacuate. but the administration is trying not to get sucked in to a mideast conflict. the president's hope is that gadhafi will head off a bloody stalemate and make way for new leadership. randall pinkston, cbs news, at the united nations. >>> the u.s. is asking iran for help returning ex-fbi agent robert levinson to his family. there's been no word on levinson since he vanished from the iranian island of kish four years ago while doing private detective work. iran has insisted they know nothing about his disappearance. levinson's family, though, has received proof that he is alive, and on thursday, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton said there are indications that he is in southwest asia. levinson's wife said, quote, our family is tremendously encouraged by the news that bob is alive, but remains concerned for his safety and well-being. >>> a u.s. aid contractor facing up to 20 years in prison goes on trial today i
PBS
Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm PST
. president obama said the u.s. and the world must be ready to act rapidly if the crisis in libya deteriorates. and he didn't rule out the use of a no-fly zone over the country. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight: we get the latest on the fierce fighting in the oil city of brega and the exodus of refugees fleeing the violence. >> woodruff: plus, we talk to libya's ambassador to the united states, ali suleiman aujali who denounced moammar qaddafi last week. >> brown: then, as states battle public sector unions, we have a newsmaker interview with afl-cio chief, richard trumka. >> woodruff: spencer michels reports on the outcry over hikes in insurance premiums in california. >> the new higher health insurance rates for individuals have sparked protests and calls for the government to step in. >> brown: and hari sreenivasan examines mexico's deadly drug wars, as president felipe calderon visits the white house. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> you can't manufacture pride, but prid
ABC
Mar 4, 2011 4:00am EST
middle east today, as the u.s. says mommar gadhafi must go. >>> protest nation. wisconsin's two-week sit-in reaches a turning point. while riot police are called to a campus in california. >>> and reaction, letting in after a star athlete is kicked off his team for having premarital sex. >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm mike marusarz, in for rob nelson. >> and i'm peggy bunker. it's a critical day in libya, as protesters are now being urged to demonstrate their anger. that turnout could show whether mommar gadhafi has control. >> and president obama has a tough, new message for the libyan leader. emily schmidt has the details from washington. emily? >> reporter: president obama says there's a danger of a stalemate in libya that could turn bloody. so, for the first time, he's officially saying how the u.s. weighs in. there are reports of new libyan government air strikes on rebel forces trying to get reinforcements on the ground. now, the rebels are getting verbal reinforcements from washington. for the first time, president obama has publicly called on libya's leader to step down. >>
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2011 5:30am EST
, something secretary gates warned against. amid the ongoing violence, obama said he approved the u.s. of military aircraft to help migrant workers and other refugees return to their native countries. >>> the white house is proposing to trim $6.5 billion from the federal budget, though congress reached a deal this week to keep the government running for two more weeks, another deadline is looming in mid-march. yesterday joe biden carried the offer to capitol hill where he met for about an hour with top republican and democratic leaders. the proposal falls short of the more than $60 billions that the house voted on last month to slash from funding levellers, however the offer is characterized as an opening bid. house speaker john boehner telling the "wall street journal" he is determined to offer a budget that curbs social security and medicare despite the political risks. according to the congressional newspaper "the hill" boehner assured president obama he will not attack the administration if he makes a proposal to reform entitlement spending. still the president has reportedly not take
FOX News
Mar 4, 2011 4:00am EST
in his last days as egyptian president has now resigned. one of the u.s. airmen wounded in wednesday's attack at a german airport remains in critical condition tonight. two airmen were killed. a fourth sustained injuries not believed to be life threatening. national correspondent catherine herridge reports on what we know and what we don't know about the suspect. >> reporter: this picture of arif uka comes from social networking site where he wrote about the holy war and the unbeliever. german officials say uka confessed to the shooting at the frankfurt airport on wednesday that left two dead and two others wounded. the evidence so far points to a single gunman, does it amount to act of terrorism? the question was put to the state department spokesman. >> it's not a terrorist? attack? can you make it clear? >> was the shooting of congresswoman gabrielle giffords a terrorist attack? i mean, you have to look at the evidence and look at the motivation and then you make a judgment. >> reporter: a day earlier while intelligence reports were circulating that the gunman shouted "g
FOX News
Mar 3, 2011 7:00pm EST
mexico's president. just three weeks after the killing of u.s. immigration agent in mexico. american agents cannot legally carry guns south of the border. at today's news conference near president said that should change. each points out the americans are there in a support role and not as law enforcement officers as well. both presidents promised to do more to protect u.s. agents working in mexico. >> i assure you that we will be examining all our procedures and protocols in terms of how our agents travel throughout mexico and we will be working in close contact with mexican law enforcement, who i'm sure will have important advice in terms of how we operate in that region. >> shepard: and now there has been a gruesome killing on this side of the border. experts call it a first for mexican drug lords. and cops say the cartels are trying to send a very clear message right here in the united states. that message and the rest of the day's news coming up from the journalists of fox news tonight on "the fox report." are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity o
PBS
Mar 3, 2011 6:30pm PST
strike on a key oil port. investigators in germany believe the fatal gun attack on two u.s. airmen in frankfurt airport was politically motivated. and and ecb interest rate hike is on the horizon as the bank frets over mounting inflation. ♪ >> france and britain say there will support a no-fly zone over libya if the situation there gets worse. the french foreign ministry says the two countries plan to do everything they can to increase pressure on moammar gaddafi. the libyan leader once more airstrikes on the rebels thursday morning. witnesses say warplanes bombed an oil port. the rebels have appealed for outside help, asking for u.n.- backed airstrikes to end the conflict. >> in the battle zone town, rebels are burying the dead. thousands turned out to join the funeral procession. there are mercenaries hired by gaddafi. they're preparing for new attacks on their town, a strategic seaport with key oil facilities, after recent air strikes, a ground attack by gaddafi's troops appears imminent. >> we're ready to face gaddafi's men. our scouts are telling us they are headed this way.
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2011 5:00am EST
violence against the libyan people will be held accountable. >> reporter: president obama ordered u.s. military aircraft to help evacuate foreigners from libya. but he has not ordered u.s. war planes to attack libyan war planes that take off, grounding gadhafi's air zone with a no fly zone. two senators said let's do it. >> i argue for the no-fly zone and i think we could achieve it. >> reporter: but it would not be risk free for u.s. pilots. >> it's not as simple as throwing up a -- moving an aircraft carrier and deploying a bunch of planes. you have to take action to make sure you have air dominance. >> reporter: action to eliminate gadhafi's defenses, his radar and missiles. action that president obama has not ordered. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> meanwhile, back in washington on the same day the labor department is expected to report significant progress on the jobs front, democrats and republicans are entering another day of talks to try and keep the government up and running without damaging the economy. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on
PBS
Mar 3, 2011 7:00pm EST
mexican trucks into the u.s. here's the deal-- if the trucks come in, mexico will drop $2 billion in tariffs on u.s. goods. our congress still has to sign off on it. if you carry on luggage when flying, you're costing uncle sam big bucks. t.s.a. screening of carry-on bags costs the federal government $260 million a year. the agency wants a hike in ticket security fees to cover those costs. still ahead-- generation "y" is falling behind when it comes to investing. a look at the trend for those between 18 and 30 years old, and what it could mean for their future. >> susie: the contract dispute between nfl owners and the union representing the players. late today both sides agreed to extend contract talks through tomorrow. the original deadline was midnight tonight. now the n the nfl's lead attorney and nfl players met late this afternoon in washington, d.c., for more negotiations. the labor showdown could determine whether or not the american public will be able to watch their favorite sport. joining us now to talk about what's at stake, william gould, professor of law at stanford univ
PBS
Mar 3, 2011 7:00pm PST
moammar gadhafi. u.s. president barack obama has called on gadhafi to step down, but he remains hesitant over creating a no-fly zone over the country. >> i want to make sure that those full range of options are available to me. the region will be watching carefully to make sure we're on the right side of history. >> in a news conference on thursday, obama said gadhafi has lost legitimacy to lead and he must leave. he said his departure would be good for libya and the people and he said the u.s. has sent military aircraft to air lift egyptians who have fled from libya to neighboring tunisia. earlier in the week, the u.s. senate unanimously passed a resolution calling on the united nations to impose a no-fly zone. the secretary of defense robert gates said taking control of the skies or other direct military action would have 0 its con consequences for u.s. interests, not just in libya but throughout the middle east. >>> meanwhile, france and britain say they will support the introduction of a no-fly zone. french foreign minister and william hague met in paris on wednesday to discuss the s
ABC
Mar 4, 2011 12:00pm EST
boehner instead wants the ceremony at arlington national cemetery. the bodies of prominent u.s. citizens like rosa parks have been displayed in the capitol rotunda. his funeral is scheduled march 15. >>> a virginia teenage girl attacked a teacher in the classroom. a 17-year-old high school students punched the teacher several times in the face tuesday afternoon. criminal charges are pending against the student. the school district says the girl also faces long-term suspension or even expulsion. >>> metro passengers will brace for more sat down sand delays this weekend. the agency is getting to work on the orange, blue, and red lines. mike conneen joins us from new carrollton with what it means for passengers. >> it is complying with recommendations for the ntsb. passengers will use free shuttle buses available this weekend. metro is telling them to add an extra 40 minutes to their weekend commute. >> i don't have a car. >> it is another weekend, another round of metro track maintenance. >> i will have to pick up my >> 10:00 p.m. tonight through sunday night, the orange line is
CBS
Mar 4, 2011 6:30pm EST
, u.s. aid arrives in tunisia for refugees fleeing the violence. the tragic death of a star high school athlete just moments after he leads his team to victory. and they call this the most dangerous eight seconds in sports. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. president obama is keeping his exuberance in check over today's news about unemployment. he calls it progress. the unemployment rate-- 9% or higher for a record 21 months-- has finally dropped below that mark, falling last month to 8.9%. and the pace of hiring is picking up. the economy added 192,000 jobs. anthony mason is our senior business correspondent and, anthony, the recession has been officially over for months now. finally it looks like the job market is catching up. >> reporter: after months of disappointingly weak numbers, katie, the labor market is finally flexing some muscle. in wisconsin this week, the oshkosh corporation was hiring 750 workers to make military vehicles. >> it's really a nice oppo
WETA
Mar 4, 2011 6:30pm EST
the first time in almost two years. >> tom: can the hiring continue? the outlook for the u.s. job market from two top economists. you're watching "nightly business report" for friday, march 4. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening, everyone. finally we got some good news today about the job market: strong business hiring in february. but tom, that was overshadowed by a big jump in oil prices. >> tom: susie, oil prices surged again today as anti-government protests continued in libya, bahrain and yemen. april crude futures now stand at $104 a barrel up $2.50 to more than a two-year high. but on the bright side, american businesses added 192,000 jobs in february-- the fastest pace of hiring since last may. the unemployment rate dropped to 8.9%-- the third straight monthly decline. >> susie: from wall street to main street, everyone's trying to figure out if
WHUT
Mar 4, 2011 7:00am EST
u.s. our correspondent joins us from beijing. why does the chinese leadership feel that it has to spend more on its military? >> the chinese leadership say that their military is undergoing a modernization program and that obviously will cause a lot of money. as you pointed out, the chinese military is talking about wanting aircraft carriers. it is also developing nuclear submarines, as well as a stealth fighter program. also know about the advanced missile systems. all of this costs money. many believe the true figure of china's military spending could be a lot higher than the $91 billion that the government said. that's a reason for concern. many countries in the region, as well as the u.s., say that china's military development needs to be more transparent and there needs to be more cooperation between china's military and other militaries operating in the region. >> we've seen china have spats with japan. what does china sea as the potential military threats to its -- china see as potential military threats to its security? >> you are right in pointing out that we've seen chin
NBC
Mar 4, 2011 4:30am EST
years, found >>> this morning, u.s. officials say they have proof that a retired fbi agent that disappeared in iran is alive. robert levinson disappeared while working as a private investigator. they believe he is being held in southwest asia. iran has denied knowing what happened to him. >>> a maryland accused of being a u.s. spy in cuba. allen gross was arrested in 2009. u.s. said gross was providing internet access to jewish groups and didn't commit a crime. >>> muammar gadhafi launched air strikes, fighter jets bombed rebels there yesterday, and killed 14. rebels celebrated overnight after taking control of a key road. >>> it is 4:46, the nonstop rising gas prices. fighting in libya and the middle east are attributing to the price hike. $3.42 for a gallon of unleaded. maryland drivers are paying $3.40. and rising prices are forcing airlines to go sky high. jet prices are over $3 a gallon. delta airline system one of the first airlines added $20 to domestic round trip tickets. >> congresswoman gabrielle giffords, singing "american pie" with her family. she is getting updates
CNN
Mar 4, 2011 9:00am EST
u.s. economy added 192,000 jobs in february and the unemployment rate dropped below 9% for the first time since april of 2009. cnn's christine romans joins us from new york with some perspective. what do the numbers really mean? they make you smile, but what do they really mean? >> reporter: as one economist said, february was healthy enough. and two years into an economic recovery, we still been waiting for that economic news that the labor market at least was healthy enough. 192,000 jobs absorbs new entrance into the work force because of immigration and the way people are aging and coming into the work force. new workers coming in so that is good news. it picks up a few other workers as well. 192,000 the best we have seen since may 2010. and there were a couple of revisions. you had more jobs created in december and later in the year than we had thought and pick up another 5,000 jobs that way. it paints a picket what many analysts and economists and small business owners are telling us you were starting to see action in the labor marketed and newly unemployed having an easie
ABC
Mar 4, 2011 3:05am EST
breakthrough in the search for a retired fbi agent who disappeared on a trip to iran four years ago. u.s. officials say they have received proof that robert levinson is still alive. they say indications are that levinson is being held in southwest asia sha his wife says the family is tremendously encouraged, obviously, but is still worried about his safety and well-being. >>> oil giant bp will not be paying bonuses to top executives responsible for operations during that massive gulf oil spill. that includes former ceo tony hayward who came under intense criticism. in the meantime the man handling the $20 billion compensation fund is also under attack. matt gutman reports. >> reporter: eight months ago the fish eshmen of the gulf gained hope when a new sheriff arrived in town. >> welcome to st. bernard parish. >> there's a structure in place. these payments will be made. come in, get a check, move on -- >> reporter: ken feinberg promised to fast track the $20 billion reimbursement fund from bp. how is it possible only 15% of the fund has been paid out? the average final payment, $12,000.
PBS
Mar 4, 2011 5:00am EST
. >> in the meantime, what is happening with u.s. jobs? >> it's the big day. we're expecting bumper numbers on the back of really good days that have come out of the u.s. better service industry numbers and retail numbers. economists are expecting is 50,000 to 200,000 jobs added for the last month. >> and this is nasa's newest satellite lifted off. known as goir. not terribly modest, is it? it will spend the next three years looking at tiny airborne particles, we're told, and the effects they have on the earth's climate. >> two minutes into the glory mission. all systems nominal. >> and china is to raise this year's military budget by nearly13% -- nearly 13%. it said its military upgrades are purely for defensive purposes. our correspondent was there and i asked him what the money would be spent on. >> they say they are spebbeding it on a military modernizeization system. but they are the developing stealth fighters as well as nuclear submarines and china wants to launch its first aircraft carrier. so they say this is entirely peaceful, but i think countries around the region and th
WHUT
Mar 3, 2011 7:00pm EST
the longest war in u.s. history with former assistant secretary of defense and vietnam veteran bing west. in his book, he offers a speeding critique and says the u.s. military should not be in the business of nation-building. his new book is called "the wrong war." our conversation with bing west coming up right now. >> all i know is his name is james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i'm james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and answer, nationwide insurance is happy to help tavis improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: as i mentioned at the top, the war in afghanistan is in its 10th year, making it the longest in u.s. history. among those who question u.s. currency and policy for years now is bing west. his new book on the subject is called
PBS
Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm PST
fled libya. the u.s., britain and tunisia are providing planes. egypt is providing ships. the u.k. in the last hour, the opposition labour party has won the election in the north of england, taking 61% of the vote. parts of the governing coalition, the liberal democrats, the war's second in the general election last year, where six -- who were second in the general election last year, 6th.were >> the labor party has replaced a man convicted of using parliamentary expenses. a paratrooper, an officer in the british army, last year's serving in afghanistan is the new m p year in south and york sure -- here in south yorkshire earning. anything less would of been embarrassing. it has been a very bad night for the liberal democrats. they have slipped from second place in the general election last year to 6th, barely mastering 1000 votes for their candidate. it has been embarrassing for him personally and humiliating for the liberal democrats the will see this as the first sign of what they can expect in some parts of the u.k. as the cup that the government, the coalition government -- t
CNN
Mar 4, 2011 5:00pm EST
you. think again. gas prices are soaring, up 28 cents in the past ten days, so will the u.s. take drastic measures to try to ease the financial pain, and tens of thousands of people have fled the turmoil to libya's border with tunisia, but as government troops mass, is there any way for them to get out. wrench? wrench. basic. preferred. at meineke i have options on oil changes. and now i get free roadside assistance with preferred or supreme. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> the turmoil in libya is pushing oil higher and higher by the day. crude oil prices are at their highest level since september 2008 nearing $105 a barrel, and that's already hurting all of us at the pump, but the obserama administration has been resisting calls to tap into the strategic reserve. lisa sylvester joins us here. like a hidden tax, the higher a gallon of gas costs, the more people have to shell out of their pockets. >> and people are really focusing on this issue when it comes to this pocketbook issue of gasoline prices, but obama administration says we're not in emergency right now, and that is
CNN
Mar 4, 2011 5:00am EST
government controls. knick robertson, cnn on the libyan tunisian border. >>> u.s. president barack obama says moammar gadhafi can no longer claim to be the country's leader. the u.s. president spelled out what he says colonel gadhafi needs to do. >> colonel gadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. it is good for his country. it is good for his people. it is the right thing to do. the united states has full capacity to act potentially rapidly if the situation deteriorated in such a way that you had a humanitarian crisis on our hands or a situation in which civilians were -- defenseless civilians were finding themselves trapped and in great danger. >> the u.s. says over a thousand people could have been killed in libya, based on reports it has seen. 180,000 mainly foreign workers have fled to tunisia and egypt. the u.s. and france have dispatched aircraft to get some of those people home. alex thompson tells us what life is like for the thousands crossing the border every hour. >> reporter: at the frontier itself it is quiet and orderly, so much so tunisia officials won't let you f
FOX News
Mar 4, 2011 3:00pm EST
effort. >> this is the near of the airport to the border and two u.s. aircraft based from germany would be landing this morning bringing humanitarian supplies and they are ready to load up with the thousands of refugees would have crossed the border and are headed back to take their him to egypt and the other countries from where they came. so the u.s. is now front and center in the ongoing effort to help all of the tens of thousands of refugees who have fled the fighting in libya. >>jonathan: thank you, jonathan from tunisia. encouraging news on the job market. the labor bureau reports the national unemployment rate is now below 9 percent, 8.9 percent in the month of february, the lowest level in two years. the service sector helped lead the way which accounts for somewhere near 90 percent of the u.s. workforce and it is expanding at the fastest rate in five years. and now peter from the fox business network at the white house. if you drill down on the numbers you can find out who is hiring and firing. >>reporter: well, overall the economy created 192,000 jobs last month. but, state an
NBC
Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm PST
pipeline safety throughout the u.s. live in san bruno, kimberly ferry, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> another attack at a napa hospital, police at napa state hospital have booked a patient into jail on suspicion that he raped someone. the hospital isn't releasing any details about 30-year-old jesus tovar. the alleged victim was an employee. this isn't the first charge at this hospital. donna gross was strangled by a patient. a therapist was also attacked in december. employees have been complaining that they are in dangerous conditions at that state hospital with more than 90% of the patients admitted for criminal acts. >>> a 61-year-old former nurse will serve four days in a county jail for punching a 91-year-old patient in the math. joan rogers claims she was defending herself when the elderly woman became combative. a co-worker heard the patient scream and saw rogers strike her. this week rogers pled no contest to elder abuse. in addition to four years in jail, she received two years of probation. >>> the identification is now positive the body found buried in the backyard
ABC
Mar 4, 2011 4:30am PST
san francisco international airport. american, delta, united, continental and u.s. airways all increased fares by between 10 and $20 per trip, depending on that trip. and that is just this week. keep in mind southwest, jet blue and air tran did not increase prices. also keep in mind that airlines sometimes boost prices one day, drop 'em the next. last week fares jumped $20 only to be reduced to $10 a couple days later. airlines are getting pretty darn close to the point where leisure travelers are going to be staying at home. but so far u.s. airways says february travel was strong and offset increased costs. they're talking about fuel prices, the second highest price ever for the month of march. the question that travelers have: what can we do to try to avoid these spikes and when do we exactly book our next trip? we'll have that answer for you, at least some suggestions coming up in half an hour. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> all right, terry. thank you very much. it's 4:32 now. the latest protest at u.c. berkeley ended after university administrators agreed to meet with stu
PBS
Mar 4, 2011 3:00pm PST
thumb, every 10 dollars on oil prices reduces growth in the u.s. by about two/10 to 3/10 of a percent so right now 10, 15 dollars in the last couple of months we're looking at growth maybe instead of 3.2 or 3.3, only 3%. but if it goes to 150, say, that's a whole different story or even higher. then i think we have reason to worry. >> so summing up, is it too soon to call it a turning point. how would you characterize it. >> i would say certainly the job situation is a turning point. i think we have seen this recovery now spread to the jobs market. there is this sort of cloud, thunder cloud on the horizon but if all goes well, and in fact some of the turmoil in the middle east sort of settles down, oil prices will come down and that particular source of risk, if you will, to the u.s. economy will dissipate. >> and lisa lynch what do you see, how would you characterize it and how many, if you get about 200,000 jobs this month, how many do we need and how long do we need to sustain it before you say okay, now it's real. >> so 200,000 jobs a month, if we continue to keep that pace of job
NBC
Mar 4, 2011 5:00am EST
disappeared four years ago found alive. u.s. authorities say that levinson is alive. secretary of state hillary clint on said. >> a trial is scheduled to begin for a maryland man accused of being a u.s. spy in cuba. authorities arrested allan gross in 2009. cuban officials say he was supplying satellites to dissents. the u.s. said he didn't commit a crime. >>> two red light cameras in falls church but five weeks, they are doing their job. they have issued more than 300 citations. the citation comes with a max fine of $50. >> 5:19, choosing to carry your luggage may save you money, but costing taxpayers a quarter of a billion a year. more travellers are carrying their luggage to avoid checked bags fees. costing the government $260 a year. lawmakers are looking into whether or not the airlines should help make up for those costs. >> a baby's laugh is going viral on youtube, check it out. >> you can see the baby laughing while his dad rips some paper. it started when his dad tore up a job rejection letter, much to his son's delight. he got a camera and ripped more paper, and the gigg
ABC
Mar 3, 2011 5:30pm PST
spends hundreds of millions of dollars on u.s. schools, called out state officials for incompetence, wasting money and making grave mistakes about teaching american kids to succeed. and ron claiborne is here with what was really a wakeup call. >> reporter: that is right, diane. it is not often bill gates, one of the richest people in the world, inserts himself into one of the hot button issues in american politics. but he is doing that now, voicing radical ideas on how to make schools work and sharp criticism about who is to blame for why they have not. at today's conference, the soft-spoken gates was on the attack over how states are dealing with the crisis in american education. >> the guys at enron never would have done this. i mean, this is so blatant. so extreme. is anyone paying attention? >> reporter: for the past year, gates has been focused on how to make schools and teachers better. and how to pay for it. >> state budgets are a critical topic, because here's where we make the real trade-offs. if we make the wrong choices, education won't be funded the right way. >> reporte
CNN
Mar 4, 2011 11:00am EST
. >>> harvard university will allow u.s. navy recruiters back on campus. harvard barred the rotc during the vietnam war. it kept the ban because gays and lesbians were not allowed to serve openly, but congress repealed don't ask, don't tell in december. i'm going to speak live with the harvard president in the next hour. >>> president obama and the secretary of education head to florida today. the president's going to deliver a speech from the miami middle school discussing his thoughts on improving the country's education system, but, how is the administration faring? that is the focus of today's talk back. carol costello joins us with more. carol, you notice the president not getting involved in nfl dispute. but, we're going to get into the education dispute. >> that's an important part of his job. many of our schools are failing. you can't deny that, but what's the answer? more and more republicans think it's the federal government that's to blame. some want to abolish the entire department of education. >> we used to say as republicans that we thought education was for the states an
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Mar 3, 2011 10:00pm EST
evening, everyone. tonight, president obama says it is time for moammar gadhafi to go. the u.s. military has now joined efforts to evacuate refugees from the border with tunisia. but gadhafi is hanging on, using the same weapons he has for the last four decades. terror and lies. for his own people, terror. new reports have kidnappings in tripoli, people suspected in taking part in demonstrations or talking to the media, taken from their homes, disappeared. as for the other weapon, lies. as always, we're keeping them honest. today, libyan authorities showed off what they say was a massive shipment of pills that they xer sented. they say al qaeda was trying to snuggle in 37 painkillers so they would join the fight against gadhafi. remember, this has been gadhafi's claim from the beginning. i asked a top government gadhafi spokesman about that claim on the program last night. as you'll notice, he's not interested in answering clear questions. the claim i find hardest to understand is libya's youth are given hallucinatory pills and bran waushed to attack. gadhafi said it was america first, n
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Mar 3, 2011 7:00pm EST
. to take it out will take a very coordinated, well disciplined and a large nato or u.s. force to do that. >> no way to keep the pilots safe unless you take that out zlchlt that will trir jammers. it will require all kinds of other support aircraft to do it. >> here's why they want it taken out. these are russian fighter jets. how do you ground these? know thouz are acts of war. it has to take a coordinated effort if it's going to happen at all with nato and other nations cooperating to make this happen. it's not an easy task. you need to know what you're going in for before you go in. >> you need to know what you're going in for. i want to close this down and just show some of the weapons that have come in from the united states. i'm sorry. some of the things that have come from the united states. you say you need a lot. they pass through suez canal. these are up other assets. mostly smaller ships, one carrier group in the suez canal. you can do some no-fly zone off a carrier. if you want to do it aggressi aggressively, you would have to use the same places you were in bosnia. >> it
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Mar 3, 2011 9:00pm EST
zone against libya. why is the u.s. on the sidelines? >> don't tell me we can't do a no-fly zone over tripoli. >> sean: john edwards may be indicted soon. we are on the road to 2012, hannity starts right here, right now. tonight president obama's views on the tea party in america has been exposed.ç stunning excerpts from a new book reveal the president's belief that racism was in fact a deep seated motivation of the movement. the absurd assessment can be found in family of freedom, presidents and african-americans in the white house. according to the book at a private white house dinner in may of 2010 the president explained that race was wobbly a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right wing activists in the tea party movement. rather than dispute that notion, president obama agreed and reportedly called racism the subterranean agenda of the movement. without a shred of evidence the president has no problem labeling the tea party as racist. in recent years he's been quick to if forgive racially insensitive remarks made by some on
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Mar 3, 2011 8:00pm EST
president calderÓn and his team -- as well as my transportation secretary, ray lahood, and our u.s. trade representative, ambassador ron kirk -- for reaching this proposed agreement. i look forward to consulting with congress and moving forward in a way that strengthens the safety of cross- border trucking, lifts tariffs on billions of dollars of u.s. goods, expands our exports to mexico, and creates job on both sides of the border. we're also deepening our cooperation against the drug cartels that threaten both our peoples. as i've said before, president calderÓn and the mexican people have shown extraordinary courage in the fight for their country. tens of thousands of mexicans -- innocent citizens and dedicated security forces -- have lost their lives. i have reaffirmed to president calderÓn that in this cause, mexico has a full partner with the united states. because whether they live in texas or tijuana, our people have a right to be safe in their communities. so we are continuing to speed up the delivery of equipment and training that our mexican partners need to keep up this figh
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Mar 4, 2011 1:00pm EST
. jobs rebound in bloom, unemployment dips to nearly two-year low. u.s. employment rate sinks to 8.9%. u.s. employers add 192,000 to payrolls as jobless rate unexpectedly falls. those are the headlines. is this news really as good as it sounds? i want to bring in now christine romans. christine, let's get some perspective on this. put some perspective on this for our viewers and for me as well. it looks like numbers are moving in the right direction, but is there more to it than this? >> yes and yes. they're moving in the right trex and there's a lot more to be done, don, quite frankly. let's look at the trend over a longer period. you've showed the headlines, but k see for the past five months now, we have been adding jobs in the economy. most recently, 192,000. but as you've heard me say over and over again, it takes 100 though 150,000 new jobs every month just to keep up with population growth in this country. so it's not a significant enough amount to really eat into that 8 million jobs lost during the recession. you know, the white house painting it in a pretty rosy light. i'll
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Mar 4, 2011 4:00pm EST
. most of the injuries were minor. >>> we're following breaking news out of connecticut. the u.s. marshal's service has just arrested a man they believe is the east coast rapist. the suspect was arrested about an hour ago. investigators say he was responsible for attacks on 17 women including maryland. police started posting on the billboard. we're working to get the man's identity. >>> a man is alive today, even though his heart stopped beating for an hour and a half. the amazing team effort to bring the man back from death. >> reporter: at the only gas station, brothers al and roy rodo myer know almost everything about how to fix your car. >> 911. what's the emergency? >> we're at don's foods and the guy just fell. >> reporter: but it's their 30 years that taught them thou to -- how to work on a stranger's heart. >> i guess someday you're going to get lucky. >> the lucky one was out-of- work howard schmitzer. who collapsed on the sidewalk right on the street. >> i had a massive heart attack. >> al started applying cpr within minutes. and the number of paramedics who responded h
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Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm PST
-sex marriage goes to court it will go before a new judge. we learned late this afternoon from the u.s. district court for northern california, that the courts knew chief judge james ware will replace former chief judge john walker. von walker that is. walker declared the -- inconstitutional then retired from the court last march. >>> starting tomorrow, students at harvard will once again be able to join the rotc. the rotc was banned back in 2004. the u.s. navy will be the first new rotc program at harvard. >>> for the first time in three months a worker at nasa state hospital has been attacked. steve chamber social security live in napa where he has learned some of the frightening detales of what happened to the female victim. >> reporter: this is the third attack in recent months. a lot of people are familiar with donna gross who was strangled here back in september. there are still flowers in memorial for her. we are just learning of the details in this case. >> it took five staff members to contain him and get him off of this woman. >> reporter: anaheim was not in the room, but we
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